NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Vijay Rupani, who was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat, and other members of his team, saying they would "continue the development journey" of the state.
"Congrats to @vijayrupanibjp, Nitinbhai Patel & others sworn-in as they begin their innings to continue the development journey of Gujarat," Modi said in a tweet.
In a separate tweet, the Prime Minister also applauded the services of Anandiben Patel who had stepped down from the top post on Wednesday.
"I applaud the dedicated service of @anandibenpatel, who has been working tirelessly for the people of Gujarat for many years," Modi said.
Rupani was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister, while Nitin Patel took oath as the new Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat at a ceremony in Gandhinagar. Eight Cabinet-rank ministers, including Patel, and 16 Ministers of State were also sworn-in.